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Help identifying a crabapple variety
Sun 17-Apr-11
9:39 am
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Noglet
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Hello,

 

I wondered if someone might be able to advise a newbie to the site.

 

Prior to moving we had a wonderful crab apple tree which used to fruit prolifically every year and make fab jelly. Unfortunately, we don't know which variety it was but would be grateful for suggestions based on a description because we'd like to plant something similar here.

 

OK, it was about 5 foot high and slightly weeping in form. The blossom was light pink/white - I seem to remember the buds being darker - and the fruit was a glossy reddish orange and grew to about the size of a damson.

 

All suggestions would be really appreciated.

 

Many thanks,

 

Sarah

Sun 17-Apr-11
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Hello Sarah, welcome to the forum!  I hope that someone will be able to help in your quest but I am not that person.  Fingers crossed.

I'll try that again!

Sun 17-Apr-11
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Welcome to the forum Sarah,

 

This company is very good & has quite a variety of crabapple trees (as well as other fruit).

http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/Buy-Crab-Apple-Tree.....appletrees

Here is another.......

http://www.hopesgrovenurseries.co.uk/

 

Good luck.

 

 

 

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Sun 17-Apr-11
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Here is another site to look up apple varieties

http://www.orangepippin.com/cheers

Sun 17-Apr-11
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Hi Sarah,

The crab apple you describe could be the same ones as in our garden, which currently are covered in pretty blossom.

Ours are Crab Apple 'Evereste'.

If that is any help!

 

Welcome to the forum - hope you'll enjoy the camaraderie! There are plenty of knowledgeable people here, so ask away !! smile

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Sun 17-Apr-11
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Whoops forgot to say welcome Sarahembarassedwavewavewavewavewavewavewavewave

Sat 23-Apr-11
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Hello Sarah- did your tree have a weeping habit and deep pink buds that opened to pale pink/white flowers? Did the fruits look almost like a bright version of cherries?

If so, sounds like it might be the one I have- Red Jade- if you google the name you will get images. The fruits of Red Jade are cherry-sized and it is a very pretty variety, blooming twice a year.

I suspect your variety may have been, like Val's, Evereste - slightly larger and more orange tinted fruits than Red Jade,very beautiful- the fruit is almost translucent. Again if you google the name there are lots of photos to help identify it.

If you want to keep it small sized, get one on dwarfing rootstock M27 (3/4 ft) M26 (5/6ft).

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sat 23-Apr-11
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Hi Sarah,

I've taken a photo of one of the crabapple trees in our garden (Evereste variety), and also included a picture of the fruits taken last autumn - if that is at all helpful.

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